Shabbat School & JDAIM Shabbat Service with Rabbi Yael, Gabby and special guest, Wendy Elliott-Vandivier

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Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:00am

We are delighted to welcome Wendy Elliott-Vandivier as our guest teacher for Shabbat honoring Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month. Wendy will work with our school students from 9:30-11am and will speak during Shabbat morning services to our congregation.

Wendy Elliott-Vandivier has a BFA from Temple University, Tyler School of Art. Her paintings explore issues of family, memory and experiences as a disabled woman. Her autobiographical cartoons focus on attitudinal barriers and stereotypes regarding disabilities, and some of the micro-aggressions that disabled people experience while living normal, un-inspirational lives.  She is also a photographer of micro-scale monuments in nature, and is often inspired by close-up images that people often do not notice in daily life – tree bark, dead leaves, flower anatomy, and water.

She is a former Board Member of the American Association of People with Disabilities, and the former Chair of the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities, where she advised the Mayor and Assistant Deputy Mayor with respect to existing and proposed policies, programs, and services for people with disabilities, and informed the public at large about the needs of the disability community.  

 

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